Monday, August 06, 2007

State Fair

We spent Saturday at the State Fair. Normally we go on a Friday, but Calvin had gymnastics day camp all last week. I thought it would be really crowded, but it wasn't! We had a great time, and were there 8:30 - 4:00!

I found out I placed fourth with my strawberry jam! That's my jar on the right, with the white ring. My combined fruit jam (peach-strawberry) didn't place at all. (I also don't live in Fox Point. They get it wrong every year, and I tell them to correct it every year. They said it has something to do with their computer system and my zip code)

As I wrote earlier, my two-piece sport outfit placed first. I took pictures of all my entries, but I don't think I've ever posted a photo of this complete outfit on the blog.

We ran into my friend Luther and his family while waiting in line for baked potatoes.

Caleb and Calvin took a turn on the big slide.

One of my favorite places is the Birthing Barn. We petted a 2 week old baby goat named Jerry, saw lamb triplets, a week old Holstein cow, chicks and ducklings, and these piglets. They are 3 days old.

We also watched a cool BMX/skateboarding show, had cream puffs, played in the DNR area, and bought a food chopper thing that makes great salsa. All in all, a great day at the fair!

3 comments:

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

congrats again on the finishes! Wow did your post bring back memories of the fair. I don't even know if they hold them in NJ anymore but I do remember going to them when I was a little girl! What a treat and wonderful event for the boys!

Dee Light said...

There's just nothing like the fair!!! I keep thinking I'll enter something in ours, but I never seem to get it done.

Congratulations on your accomplishments!!!

Cheryl said...

congrats Linda! You're outfit looks great. And your jam is always awesome-what? are the judges nuts?
I love the pics of the fair, I am already sad to have missed this year, it is a must for me every year!